Fifty Years of Better Tomorrows

50 Years. Countless Success Stories.

In 1967, Valencia College was founded on the simple belief that, as a community, we can dare to do great things. Now, 50 years later, students have become teachers; apprentices have become supervisors; dreams have become reality. Because of you – the diverse and vital community we’re so proud to serve – our students can visualize and achieve brighter futures. Thank you for being the kind of community that fosters and encourages opportunity.

Through innovative ideas that have made it one of the nation’s leading community colleges, Valencia helps to transform lives and communities.

Driven by a belief that “anyone can learn anything under the right circumstances,” Valencia instituted several innovative strategies to improve academic performance for students in their critical first year of college. The success of these reforms earned Valencia the inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence in 2011, as the “best community college in the nation.” Through our degree and certification programs, students learn the skills and abilities needed to support their families. Read more…


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